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RE: [External] : About the key binding convention: C-x is reserved by em
RE: [External] : About the key binding convention: C-x is reserved by emacs itself whereas the C-c prefix is used for user defined keybindings.
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:08:48 +0000
> There is the convention that the C-x is reserved by emacs itself
> whereas the C-c prefix is used for user defined keybindings.
No, there is NO such convention regarding C-x.
No key bindings are "reserved by emacs [for] itself".
The only "reserved" bindings are those reserved for
users. (And users can bind any keys they want;
they're not _limited_ to the keys reserved for them.)
This post of mine states the situation clearly (IMO):
(It's the accepted answer to the question you cited.)
Wrt C-x, it says this:
You'll note that there is no convention regarding
C-x. An unstated convention, or just good
advice/practice is this one, however: If you
replace some existing, standard Emacs binding
(i.e., one that you get from Emacs as distributed,
without loading any 3rd-party libraries) then that
might confuse or annoy some users of your code.